It is a life lesson that you can't get everything that you want. For children especially, it is important not to give in during tantrums and tears. That is a terrible lesson to reinforce in a child's development, but if this child was just unhappy about nothing to do with the missed opportunity, then it might have been the empathetic way to go. It was just a tossed ball. Don't forget that, not a foul ball caught. Way different! Baseball players often throw balls into the stands to children, not to adults. I would like to hear from the player himself. Was he aiming for the little boy? Was he trying to cheer him up?
The couple with the ball did seem far out of control with their excitement level. Kissing, hugging, beaming smiles, photos. Really? Really? A tossed ball. Did you get that? They did seemed overly self-involved. So, if anyone has heard the background story on this, I'd love to know.
Sidebars: Just saw the space shuttle Enterprise fly by mated to a 747 on its way to JFK, and then to its final resting place on the USS Intrepid Museum. Thrilling to see! May sweeps began yesterday. Let's see what the networks think is good enough to get ratings. Clearly, Rosie on the Today Show is a hit. Though GMA is battling valiantly to stay on top two weeks in a row. That may be the most interesting ratings race this whole month. We know American Idol is going down, down, down, down, down. A belated congratulations to Guiliana and Bill Rancic. We know how hard you fought to conceive. Anyway, it's Friday. Wishing everyone a very enjoyable weekend.
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